Follow along as I learn all about Windows Azure.
From the Windows Azure Getting Started Roadmap there are some bullet points on how to get started with your development environment.
I did download the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit but it is a 122MB download with what looks like tons of great samples but feels a bit too overwhelming right now. I will move onto Step 2 - Configuring your machine and see if I need to come back to the Training Kit later.
I am running Windows Server 2008 and have Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and SQL Server 2008 installed. I did download and install the 3 hotfixes listed at the bottom. Some of them said they were not required after I ran them. I also confirmed that I had WCF Activation installed along with HTTP Activation.
Step 4 – Windows Azure Sample Application is an old application from August 2009 with comments from people that it does not work anymore. I skipped that.
So at this point I think my development environment is setup but I am not sure though since I don’t have a Hello World to try out. I will update this blog post as I learn more. My next post will show how to create that first Windows Azure Hello World Application.
Follow along as I learn all about Windows Azure… next up:
Part 2 – Creating a Windows Azure Hello World Application